This locality in the extreme South of Ecuador in Zamora Chinchipe Province on the border with Peru was visited in September 2006. Rio Blanco is reached by a hard 2 day hike from the village of San Andres.
|The village of San Andres, Altitude 1,862m, Coordinates 17M 0689948 9467684 PSAM56. We had to cross the mountains in the background to reach Rio Blanco.||Paramo at about 3,300m Calls of Gastrotheca and Eleutherodactylus were heard but no frogs were captured.|
|View of cloudforest in the Rio Blanco Valley altitude 2,374m, coordinates 17M 0682377 9462922 PSAM56.||Interior of cloudforest, many bromeliads and tree ferns are present|